ENTERTAINMENT: Why Are Male Celebrities Cheating So Much?
- 2010/05/07 15:48:30
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David Boreanaz, get in line.
Take your place behind Tiger Woods, Jesse James, David Letterman, Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards and all the other celebrities from the worlds of show business and politics who have recently confessed to marital infidelity. The “Bones” star, however, has played his cards a bit differently from his cohorts; he confessed first. Unlike the others, Boreanaz beat his mistress to the punch, confessing to People magazine that he decided to tell all because of a blackmailing mistress. “Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities,” Boreanaz said to the magazine. “I just want to be open and honest. I was irresponsible.” This confession came on the heels of his discovery Boreanaz’s mistress had hired Gloria Allred, the go-to-gal for gold-digging mistresses.
Why the sudden rash of celebrity confessions? Relationship experts point to the male celebrities’ aversion to being degraded into a tawdry tabloid headline. “I do think that some of these guys are now aware that people like themselves, in the public eye, have a time bomb ticking on their infidelity,” states Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the University of Washington. “The ones that actually would like to stay married want to get out ahead of the disclosure and see if they can solve the problem, mute the shock, and throw themselves on the mercy of the court of public opinion before the white hot glare of the media makes reconciliation difficult of impossible.”
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